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High-energy electron testing of CCDs for a Jovian science mission
Author(s): Heidi N. Becker; James W. Alexander; Tom Elliott
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Paper Abstract

We present results of CCD radiation testing for a proposed Jovian mission. Samples of two candidate star tracker CCDs were irradiated with 10-MeV and 50-MeV electrons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Gaerttner LINAC. Differences in displacement damage effects on CCD parameters and star tracker performance are discussed for these two energies. Dark current, charge transfer efficiency (CTE), hot pixels, and flat-band voltage shifts are examined. Our electron data is compared to proton irradiation data taken by other experimenters. 10-MeV electron-induced transient data are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5902, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II, 59020Q (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623690
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Heidi N. Becker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James W. Alexander, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Tom Elliott, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5902:
Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II
Thomas J. Grycewicz; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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